BruNews: Wednesday, April 2

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A man opened fire on Texas’ Fort Hood military base today, injuring at least 14 people and killing himself and 3 others, marking the third shooting at a U.S. military base in the past seven months.

Texas abortion providers filed a federal lawsuit to block legislation that could shut down more than half of the state’s remaining providers this fall.

A 19 year-old college student visiting Denver on spring break jumped to his death after eating a legally purchased marijuana cookie today. His autopsy report cites marijuana as a “significant contributing factor” for his death. However, a Pew poll released today shows that 75% of Americans believe recreational marijuana will inevitably be legal, whether or not they support it.

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Chile last night, leaving six dead and prompting tsunami warnings throughout the Pacific.

The Supreme Court struck down a cap limiting the amount of money an individual can contribute to a federal campaign today, in a 5-4 vote. The White House expressed its disappointment with the court’s decision.

NATO’s top commander said today that Russia’s troops are “poised to attack” Ukraine and could accomplish their military objectives in three to five days. Russia has stationed 40,000 troops within striking distance of Ukraine.

The Oso, Washington landslide death toll rose to 29 today.

A bomb believed to have been dropped during World War II was accidentally detonated in a scrap shop in Bangkok today, killing seven and injuring 19 others.

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